Google says that starting with February 8, Chrome users will have to use version 54 or 55 (current) if they want to access their Gmail accounts.
Google has made a few changes to recent Chrome versions that most users are bound to disagree with since it takes away some of their control over the browser.
"Antivirus software vendors are terrible; don't buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it (except for Microsoft's)." This is how Robert "Roc" O'Callahan, a former Mozilla bigwig engineer started a blog post today, in which he details a long list of issues that antivirus software have caused to browser vendors.
Chrome 56 is being rolled out to Windows, Linux, and Mac users and should be available to everyone over the next few days. Along with 56 security updates, this new version comes with quite a few goodies such as HTML5 by default, support for the Sticky position attribute, and the Web Bluetooth API.
Mozilla's security team previewed today a new set of indicators that will be added to Firefox 51, set for launch on Monday, January 23, and subsequent Firefox versions.
Google Chrome users need to be on the lookout for websites trying to trick them into downloading a font update package for their browser, as most chances are that the file is laced with malware.
The Internet Archive has launched on Friday a Chrome extension that will detect "Page not found" and other web errors and replace them with a copy from its Wayback Machine, if available. The extension is already available on the Chrome Web Store.
Adobe released yesterday Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053 that included fixes for 29 security issues. Along with the security fixes, this update package also silently installs the Adobe Acrobat extension into the user's Chrome web browser.
Google has banned the AdNauseam Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store, an add-on that became very popular with users because it automatically clicked on all ads on a page.
Stylish, an add-on for browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, announced this week through the voice of its new owner a new data collection partnership with SimilarWeb, a digital market intelligence company.
Google Chrome 56, currently in Beta stage, will show a distinctive and visible warning text when users navigate to pages hosted on HTTP that contain sensitive form elements such as fields for password or credit card data input.
Spammers are mass-messaging Facebook users with PDF files claiming to contain nude celebrity pictures, but which lead users to a malicious Chrome extension and overly aggressive advertising sites.
Version 55.0.2883.75 of Google Chrome was released today, which fixes 26 reported vulnerabilities and others discovered internally by Google. Unfortunately, at this time the severity of these vulnerabilities are not known, but based on the bounty rewards, at least 5 of them could be remote execution or XSS vulnerabilities.
A combination of poor design choices and insecure software exposes Chrome users on Fedora desktop to drive-by downloads, security researcher Chris Evans has revealed.
The number of HTTPS errors is about to go up as Google announced plans to remove support for SSL/TLS certificates signed with the SHA-1 cryptographic hash algorithm. Google plans to take this step with Chrome 56, scheduled for release at the end of January 2017.
Version 54.0.2840.99 of Google Chrome was released yesterday that fixes for 4 reported vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, at this time the severity of these vulnerabilities is unknown, but based on the bounty reward it is possible that at least 2 of them could possibly lead to remote code execution.
An investigation by German public broadcaster NDR revealed that MyWOT (WOT, or Web Of Trust) has been selling user data to third-parties without properly anonymizing user information, which in some cases exposed the user's real identity and details about his browsing habits.